2024 AIR Awards Nominees

Confidence Man are nominated for Best Independent Dance, Electronica Or Club Single at this year's AIR Awards.

The Australian independent music sector will once again be put under the spotlight, with the 2024 AIR Awards and Indie-Con Australia Conference.

It's an annual celebration of the sector, with support from the South Australian Government's Music Development Office. The AIR Awards recognise, promote, and celebrate the success of Australia's independent music sector.

To date, more than 250 awards have been presented. For many in the industry, The AIR Awards is their first industry recognition – helping to continue their path forward and facilitate national and international attention.

“The Malinauskas Government is proud to support the AIR Awards and Indie-Con Australia Conference,” Minister For The Arts Andrea Michaels MP says.

“It is fantastic to be hosting the awards here in Adelaide again – Australia’s only UNESCO City of Music – and I congratulate all of the nominees. It’s a wonderful opportunity to recognise the work the independent music industry does in providing talented and emerging artists and music businesses with a platform to share their art with a wider audience.”

This year, there are two new industry award categories – the Independent Music Video Of The Year, and the Independent Producer Of The Year awards.

The 2024 AIR Awards will be held at the Queen's Theatre (Adelaide) on 1 August. AIR's Indie-Con Australia Conference will be held at Mercury Cinema (Adelaide) from 31 July-2 August.

2024 AIR Awards Nominees

Best Independent Blues And Roots Album Or EP

Dan Sultan - 'Dan Sultan'
Dope Lemon - 'Kimosabè'
Georgia Mooney - 'Full Of Moon'
Leah Senior - 'The Music That I Make'
The Teskey Brothers - 'The Winding Way'

Best Independent Hip Hop Album Or EP

Genesis Owusu - 'Struggler'
Jk-47 - 'Revision For Regrowth'
Teether & Kuya Neil - 'Stressor'
Urthboy - 'Savour'
Ziggy Ramo - 'Sugar Coated Lies'

Best Independent Country Album Or EP

Fanny Lumsden - 'Hey Dawn'
Henry Wagons - 'South Of Everywhere'
Maple Glider - 'I Get Into Trouble'
The Wolfe Brothers - 'Livin' The Dream'
Travis Collins - 'Any Less Anymore'

Best Independent Jazz Album Or EP

Elixir - 'A Small Shy Truth'
Grievous Bodily Calm - 'Cascades'
Lance Gurisik & Jeremy Rose - 'Cull Portal'
Mike Nock - 'Hearing'
The Rookies - 'Feed The Fire'

Best Independent Classical Album Or EP

Australian Chamber Orchestra / Richard Tognetti - 'Beethoven Symphonies 1, 2 & 3 'Eroica''
Karen Jacobsen - 'Misogyny Opus'
Neil Gaiman & Fourplay String Quartet - 'Signs Of Life'
Russell Morris - 'The Real Thing Symphonic Concert'
Slava Grigoryan - 'Gratitudes'

Best Independent Children’s Album Or EP

Amber Lawrence - 'A Very Aussie Aussie Christmas'
Emma Memma - 'Ballet Time'
Josh Pyke - 'It's Gonna Be A Great, Great Day!'
The Wiggles - 'Ready Steady Wiggle'
Whistle & Trick - 'Bananas And Other Delicious Things'

Best Independent Dance, Electronica Or Club Single

Confidence Man - 'On & On (Again)'
Fisher & Kita Alexander - 'Atmosphere'
Memphis Lk - 'Black And Blue'
Odd Mob & Omnom - 'Losing Control'
The Jungle Giants - 'Trippin Up'

Best Independent Punk Album Or EP

Enola - 'All Is Forgiven EP'
Luca Brasi - 'The World Don't Owe You Anything'
Private Function - '370HSSV 0773H'
Radio Free Alice - 'Radio Free Alice'
Teenage Joans - 'The Rot That Grows Inside My Chest

Best Independent Heavy Album Or EP

C.O.F.F.I.N - 'Australia Stops'
Glitoris - 'Glitoris'
Polaris - 'Fatalism'
Redhook - 'Postcard From A Living Hell'
Void Of Vision - 'Chronicles'

Best Independent Dance Or Electronica Album Or EP

Big Wett - 'PU$$Y'
Cub Sport - 'Jesus At The Gay Bar'
Haiku Hands - 'Pleasure Beast'
Simona Castricum - 'Sink'
Skeleten - 'Under Utopia'

Best Independent Rock Album Or EP

Alex Lahey - 'The Answer Is Always Yes'
Pacific Avenue - 'Flowers'
Royel Otis - 'Sofa Kings'
Rvg - 'Brain Worms'
Teen Jesus And The Jean Teasers - 'I Love You'

Best Independent Soul/Rnb Album Or EP

Bumpy - 'Morning Sun EP'
Immy Owusu - 'Lo-Life!'
Ruby Jackson - 'Sweeter For Me'
Wilsn - 'Those Days Are Over'
Women Of Soul Collective - 'Feel Good'

Best Independent Pop Album Or EP

Hatchie - 'Giving The World Away (Deluxe)'
Jack River - 'Endless Summer'
Kate Ceberano - 'My Life Is A Symphony'
Molly Millington - '5 Stages'
Nat Vazer - 'Strange Adrenaline'

Breakthrough Independent Artist Of The Year – Presented By PPCA

Big Wett
Chloe Dadd
Pacific Avenue
Royel Otis

Independent Song Of The Year

GENESIS OWUSU - 'Leaving The Light'
Jem Cassar-Daley - 'King of Disappointment'
Maple Glider - 'Don't Kiss Me'
RVG - 'Nothing Really Changes'
Teen Jesus And The Jean Teasers - 'I Used To Be Fun'

Independent Album Of The Year

Cub Sport - 'Jesus At The Gay Bar'
Genesis Owusu - 'Struggler'
Jen Cloher - 'I Am The River, The River Is Me'
Maple Glider - 'I Get Into Trouble'
RVG - 'Brain Worms'

Best Independent Label

ABC Music
Dot Dash Recordings
Poison City Records
Spinning Top Records

Independent Marketing Team Of The Year

Domestic La La - Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, 'I Love You'
I Oh You, Mushroom - DMA’S, 'How Many Dreams?'
Ivy League, Mushroom - The Teskey Brothers, 'The Winding Way'
Slow Clap - Private Function, '370HSSV 0773H'
The Annex, Ourness, Awal - Genesis Owusu, 'Struggler'

Independent Publicity Team Of The Year

I Oh You, Mushroom - DMA’S, 'How Many Dreams?'
Janine Morcos - Teenage Joans, 'The Rot That Grows Inside My Chest'
Jessica Searle - Jen Cloher, 'I Am The River, The River Is Me'
Thinking Loud - Genesis Owusu, 'Struggler'
This Much Talent - Nat Vazer, 'Strange Adrenaline'

Independent Music Video Of The Year

Adam Munnings - Cub Sport, 'Keep Me Safe'
Chris Cowburn - Emma Donovan, 'Blak Nation'
Hayden Somerville - RVG, 'Nothing Really Changes'
Sean Higgins - Adam Noviello, 'Fumbling'
Tobias Willis - Georgia Mooney, 'War Romance'

Independent Producer Of The Year

Bonnie Knight - ENOLA, 'All Is Forgiven EP'
Konstantin Kersting - DMA's, 'How Many Dreams?'
Oscar Dawson - Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, 'I Love You'
PNAU - multiple singles in 2023
Tom Iansek - Maple Glider, 'I Get Into Trouble'

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